19th Annual Fall Festival of Bands Information

19th Annual Fall Festival of Bands

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Sponsored by the North Davidson Marching Black Knights

The North Davidson Marching Black Knights and the North Davidson Band Boosters cordially invite you to attend the 18th Annual Fall Festival of Bands. We welcome you to perform in competition or in exhibition at our festival. Our stadium seats approximately 2000 spectators on the home side. Dressing rooms and lighted practice fields are provided.



North Davidson High School is centrally located in Welcome, NC, at Exit 97 on US Highway 52, approximately 15 minutes south of Winston-Salem and 10 minutes north of Lexington. The school is about 15 minutes from I-40 and 20 minutes from I-85. 


A registration fee of $80 is due by Friday, October 4, 2019. Please make checks payable to the North Davidson Band Boosters. Registration will be limited to the first 25 bands. Order of performance will be determined by postmark, with the earliest postmark in each class performing last. You can also click here to register online.  


Each band in Class A and AA will receive 15 minutes to perform. Class AAA and AAAA bands will receive 20 minutes.


Bands will be assigned to one of four classes, to be determined by the number of playing members after the registration deadline.


Superior               80-100                

Excellent              60-79.9                

Good                    0-59.9                  


Judging will be based on the following

 Points - Music                                     40%

 Points - Marching & Maneuvering       30%

 Points - General Effect                        30% 


Music, General Effect, Marching & Maneuvering, Drum Major, Drum Line, Auxiliary Units (Majorettes will be scored separately.) 


Highly qualified judges will provide your groups with educational and constructive remarks on the day of the festival. We will use Olympic-style judging. Five (5) adjudicators will judge music, marching and general effect for a total band score. The highest and lowest scores will be disregarded and the remaining scores will be averaged. We will also have judges for Drum Major, Visual Ensemble and Drum Line.


Please remember that this is also a fundraiser. Our concession stand will prepare for the number of students that are performing. No outside food will be allowed.


Grand Champion - Class A & AA

1st and 2nd Place

Grand Champion - Class AAA & AAAA

1st and 2nd Place

Each Class - 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place

Music, Marching & Maneuvering, General Effect, Auxiliary Units, Drum Line and Drum Major

1st and 2nd Place

Rating Plaques

Chris Harmon Spirit Award

Information about registration fee payment can be found here

If you need to contact a Festival Chairperson, you may email them here.